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Nicole Lewis Awarded Burke Scholarship

May 02

The Manhattan Firefighters Association is proud to award the 2016 Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship to Nicole Lewis of Manhattan. The award was named after Manhattan Firefighter/Paramedic Todd Burke who exemplified the qualities and commitment necessary to impact the future of emergency care. The Manhattan Firefighters Association awards the scholarship each year to help other promising young adults ... (Full Story & Photos)

Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig!

April 13

It's National Safe Dig Month!

You may be surprised by what's buried in your yard. That's because most electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications companies are delivering utility services underground. To avoid personal injury and damage to those underground lines, state law requires you to contact JULIE before any digging project, regardless of the project size or depth. Both the call and ... (Full Story & Photos)

Spring Into Safety: Change Your Clocks, Check Your Batteries

Illinois Fire Safety Alliance, March 08

Daylight Savings Time is rapidly approaching, and the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) urges everybody in Illinois to take this opportunity to test their smoke alarms to ensure they are properly protected against fire. Smoke alarms with removable batteries should receive a fresh set and smoke alarms with sealed-in batteries should be tested to ensure they are in proper working order.

According ... (Full Story & Photos)

Burke Memorial Scholarship Application Available

February 02

Through the generosity of Firefighter/Paramedic Todd Burke’s family, the Manhattan Firefighters Association is proud to award the Todd Burke Memorial Scholarship. Todd Burke exemplified the qualities and commitment necessary to impact the future of emergency care. We want to help other promising young adults gain an education and impact the future as Todd did.

One $500 scholarship will be awarded ... (Full Story & Photos)

Liquid and Steam Burn Epidemic...It's Easy to Prevent Scald Burns

February 01

There is a growing concern among first responders and the medical community over the increased incidents of liquid and steam burns, also known as scald burns. Some firefighters even think we are boarding on an epidemic of this preventable injury. Each year, over 450,000 injuries occur in the United States due to severe skin burns, with young children and older adults most at-risk. Between 2007 and ... (Full Story & Photos)


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